We want Word on the Street to be a forum where everyone has a fair chance to share their opinion. However, we have a few guidelines for when you comment on our website or Facebook page:
Keep it civil.
Sometimes there will be heated discussions and that’s okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people.
Remember to avoid:
- ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- knee-jerk contradiction
If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. Repeat offenders will be given a warning and, if necessary, banned from being able to comment.
If you have any questions about our policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message our Facebook page.